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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 181613
Last updated: 8 December 2021
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Date:26-DEC-2002
Time:10:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE58 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 58 Baron
Owner/operator:U.E.C. Ericsson
Registration: ZS-GOS
MSN: TH-91
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ingeli Mountains, 8nm East of Kokstad, KZN -   South Africa
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:FAWB (Wonderboom)
Destination airport:FAPJ (Port St Johns)
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
Narrative:
The pilot, accompanied by his wife, departed Wonderboom Airport on a private flight to Port St Johns. An Instrument Flight Plan was filed at Wonderboom prior to departure. The aircraft was tracked via secondary surveillance radar as it climbed and maintained Flight Level 110 at a speed of 175 knots. Passing abeam Donnybrook, KZN, the pilot requested permission from Air Traffic Control to commence with his descent to Port St Johns, which was granted. He was requested to report passing Flight Level 70, which he acknowledged. The aircraft failed to arrive at Port St Johns and a search and rescue was coordinated by the South African Search and Rescue Organization. The wreckage was located later the same day in the Ingeli Mountains at a height of 6,560 feet AMSL approximately 8 nautical miles east of Kokstad. The initial impact point of the aircraft against the side of the mountain was at a point were the incline of the mountainside was 45. Both occupants along with their two dogs were fatally injured in the accident.

Sources:

1. Two die in Kokstad plane crash
2. Police to Remove Bodies of Plane Crash Victims
3. SACAA Report CA18/2/3/7609

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Nov-2015 18:07 Topaz Added
23-Nov-2015 18:08 Topaz Updated [Source]

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